Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 7(10), pp. 2115 - 2123
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.071009
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NL Switching as a Compensatory Strategy of Indonesian EFL School Students and Its Pedagogical Implication


Endang Fauziati *, Abdillah Nugroho , Susiati , Muhamad Taufik Hidayat
Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta, Indonesia

ABSTRACT

This study aimed to provide an empirical evidence of NL Switching as compensatory strategy of EFL school students in their written communication. The focus was to identify, describe, and explain the linguistic realization and patterns of the NL switching to compensate for their missing language knowledge and proposing its pedagogical implication. The data were in the form of words, phrases, and sentences reflecting NL switching as compensatory strategy, which were elicited from the students' English free composition and results from interview. The data were identified, described, and explained based on relevant perspectives. The results indicated that the lexical switching as compensatory strategy in communication was in the form of Indonesian naturalized borrowed words from Arabic, Indonesian words, Indonesian cognate, and Indonesian abbreviation, while the syntactical switching was in the form of Indonesian collocation, Indonesian construction, and Indonesian conjunction. The findings of this study provide empirical evidence on NL switching in Indonesian EFL school students' written communication.

KEYWORDS
Lexical & Syntactical Strategy, NL Switching, Compensatory Strategy, Cultural-loaded Words

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Endang Fauziati , Abdillah Nugroho , Susiati , Muhamad Taufik Hidayat . "NL Switching as a Compensatory Strategy of Indonesian EFL School Students and Its Pedagogical Implication." Universal Journal of Educational Research 7.10 (2019) 2115 - 2123. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2019.071009.